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Red Beet Risotto
Written by emilyc

Red Beet Risotto

Cold, wintry days call for warm, nourishing comfort food, and when it comes to comfort food, risotto takes the cake. This red beet version looks so festive with its vibrant red hue and fresh green garnish, it could make for the perfect holiday meal or side dish! Recipe and image via The Jewels of NY.


1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

1 cup white onion, chopped

1 cup arborio rice

3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth

2 (2 1/2- to 3-inch-diameter) beets, cooked and pureed

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

salt and pepper to taste

1 (5 1/2-ounce) package chilled soft fresh goat cheese, coarsely crumbled

thyme leaves, for finishing

For preparation directions, click here.

About the author


Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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